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career in the united states navy, including service as chief of naval operations. while serving in the navy, he also managed to obtain advanced management training at the harvard business school. you have the combination of practical military experience and sharp budgeting and management knowledge that admiral mullen possesses. respect for him is the reason so many distinguished individuals chose to join this coalition. it is my pleasure to introduce admiral mike mullen. there he is. [applause] guest: thanks. thanks. thanks for your leadership on this project, which goes back decades. i appreciate all of you coming here today at what is a truly critical juncture for our nation. in terms of a national security. our economic viability, and are continuing leadership role overseas. it was in response to a reporter's routine question more than two years ago that i first link to these concerns. he asked me simply, what is the greatest threat to the united states national security? as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, i asked that all the time. i answered in two words -- our debt. i
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be protected so that future generations will have the same art or two navies that we have had -- will have the same opportunities that we have had. we have sacrificed so much to ensure that we do. thank you, madam president. >> senator elect ted cuz will be replacing senator hutchinson. in early november, a kansas senator has been appointed vice chairman of it committee. -- of a committee. the idea was promoted in certain articles. i think it was an inflation of politics. the person who created the show is a public conservative. there was no agenda. they idea that there was an agenda was a charge that was the put forward. that was absurd. it is absurd. that is not to say that if there was an issue, if our content was affecting the behavior of interrogators in the field, even if it was .05% taking their cues from jack, it was a systemic problem. i suggest that we intervene on behalf of those people. to disabuse them of the fact that this is a tv show. it is a tv show. the fact that "24" became the political football for a while was a very valuable thing. >> monday night at 8 p.
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almost every ship in the navy. -- admiral for almost every ship in the navy, not a captain, an admiral. we have done is go through and find areas where we could transfer responsibility out of the pentagon and consolidate programs and save a significant amount of money. >> this weekend, you can talk with oklahoma senator tom coburn about the fiscal cliff, affordable care act, and the future of the republican party on book tv. the senator has written several reports, including his latest, the debt bomb. that is live sunday at noon eastern on book tv on c-span-2. >> now we talk to a capitol hill reporter about the senate's work on the defense authorization bill. >> the senate has been in a holding pattern on the defense authorization bill, but finally found a way to start consideration of amendments. what broke the logjam? >> rand paul had a desire to bring an amendment that would have applied sixth amendment rights to citizens who had been taken in the war on terror on u.s. homeland. he was concerned he would not get the time. senator mccain is the ranking member of the armed services co